October 2020

Science

Oct 30 2020

Playing TAG with an Asteroid

OSIRIS-REx, a NASA spacecraft, left Earth four years ago to visit an asteroid called Bennu. Its mission? To scoop up some space dust and bring it back to Earth. Asteroids are small rocky objects that orbit the Sun. Bennu is located between Earth and Mars. It’s just 332...

Environment

Oct 23 2020

Canada Bans Single-Use Plastics

Canadians use 15 billion plastic bags a year. We use almost 57 million straws a day. In 2016, 29,000 tonnes of plastic trash ended up littering Canada’s land, water, and air. That’s enough plastic to make 2.3 billion single-use water bottles. The federal government has...

Environment

Photo credit: Robin Loznak.
Oct 16 2020

Taking Canada to Court

Is it up to the government to protect Canada from climate change? Fifteen kids and teens say it is. They’re taking the government to court to prove it. The young activists announced their lawsuit October 25, 2019. It was the morning of the Vancouver climate rally. Ten...

Culture

Oct 09 2020

#DearEverybody

People all look different. We come in all shapes and sizes. We have different genders and cultures. Our hair, eyes, and skin come in different colours. This diversity wasn’t always reflected in our books, movies, and ads. However, that’s finally starting to change....

Animals

Oct 02 2020

Bye-bye, Birdy

Fall is here. The days are getting shorter and cooler. And everywhere you look, birds are on the move. Long, honking vees of Canada Geese wing across the skies. Turkey vultures soar by the dozens. Flocks of songbirds gather in gardens and at feeders, then fly off. They...